Head of Filtration

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Date: Mar 13, 2023

Location: Zwevegem, BE

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!



What is in it for you?

About the role


As the Global Head of Filtration, you will be responsible for driving the Filtration vision, strategy, and execution to grow the business to double its size via organic and non-organic (bold) moves. You will define a bold differentiating strategy for business growth in the scaler segment Filtration, including developing a holistic understanding of the value chain in key end markets, finding Power adopters, and developing business intelligence, customer insights, and competitor trends. You will also be responsible for developing a winning Filtration team with high performers and strong succession pipeline.


Your Impact as Global Head of Filtration 

  • Develop a Filtration vision, strategy, and drive execution to double business growth via organic and non-organic moves. Able to translate into a X+5/X+10 financial plan, identify needed capex and resource capabilities
  • Define where to play and how to win, resulting in a product/service roadmap aligned with market needs. Keep contact with key customers in the segment to understand their ambitions and reflect them in the roadmap
  • Lead product development with innovation alignment and develop a winning Filtration team.
  • Understand the business within the group and industry context and articulate evolving priorities for the business. Build relationship with non-buying parties in the value chain and the broader eco-system to make sure trends/needs are captures in a timely way
  • Set performance indicators, track performance against targets, and take accountability for decisions.
  • Possess a strong background in Filtration sector or adjacent markets and demonstrate expertise in strategy and/or strategic marketing.
  • Have experience growing niche businesses into larger ones and display a strong commitment towards sustainability.
  • Proven experience in driving technology innovation in product development and leveraging digital capabilities.
  • Experience in creating successful partnerships, joint ventures, and managing teams.

About you


Essential skills & competences


  • Relevant Market Experience. Possesses a strong background in Filtration sector – or adjacent markets.
  • Strategy & Marketing. Demonstrated expertise in strategy and/or strategic marketing (business modelling, market segmentation, portfolio management, value pricing, etc...). Able to define bold strategies to enable business growth and to lead their execution.
  • Sustainable Growth Leadership. Has experience growing niche businesses into larger ones. Displays strong commitment towards sustainability.
  • Digital & Technology. Proven experience in driving technology innovation in product development and leveraging digital capabilities
  • Experience in creating successful partnerships, joint ventures, etc. Able to network in the right industry associations and consortia.
  • Strong team management and leadership skills.
  • A commitment to sustainability


Why join us?


Join us and become a part of the Bekaert team, where we are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible. We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bring your authentic self to work, we want you on our team! At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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